Emergency support during Covid-19
G&II offers to facilitate moral deliberations around difficult corona decisions for government organisations, local governments, health organizations and civil society organizations. It will do the same for financial institutions with regard to decisions relating to the economic crisis.
Every human being has a right to be a citizen of a democracy with a decent government. G&I thinks of that as a central human right, because the realization of other rights depend on it. G&I has an extensive track record of working on the integrity of government organizations and anti-corruption.
Governance & Integrity supports banks, insurance companies, pension funds and other financial institutions to set themselves up as organisations with integrity. We do that internationally. Alongside that, we work with supervisory bodies and branch organisations in the financial sector.
Civil society organisations are value driven. They face complex moral decisions with big consequences for employees, volunteers, program-participants and communities. Those decisions are often taken with urgency. The pressure can lead to mission overdrive and to moral injury. Time for moral deliberations and learning is too often not taken.
G&I sees it as an obligation, in keeping with our mission, to support civil society actors in their work in the service of justice.
G&I has developed a consistent, coherent and systematic approach to managing integrity in organisations. That approach has been adopted by the whole of the Dutch civil society sector and can be replicated in civil society organisations around the globe.
Monopoly of violence
One of the most important foundations of the democratic state is the government’s monopoly of violence. Certain public services, including the military, the police, the judiciary and the public prosecution service are legitimised to use violence to protect and defend the democratic state, and thus also to protect and defend its citizens.
This requires a high degree of integrity and moral decision-making, since a misinterpretation of the monopoly of violence or a misuse of power that results from it can directly violate citizens’ rights.
An organization that complies with laws and regulations does it automatically do "the good things"? No, says philosopher Alexander de Waele. “Then you still have moral dilemmas in which choices can be made that are harmful. Legal but harmful decisions. ” In part 1 of...
G&I produced the Integrity System Guide, in partnership with Partos and Goede Doelen Nederland. This presents a unique approach to dealing with a systemic approach to integrity in the civil society sector. It is available in English and is increasingly being used...
"Not nice to hear, but good to know." That's how General T.W.B. Vleugels sums up the message of an "integrity risk analysis" that the COID (Central Defense Integrity Organization) and G&I have jointly carried out at NLDA. The risk analysis, conducted in the academic...